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the united states in the wake of that antimuslim film. take a look at this map. you can see just how widespread the protests are. even though many have been violent, there were also several peaceful protests in many countries. and the violent protests were actually a lot smaller than some may have expected. now, many americans just really don't understand why these protests are breaking out across the world. joining me in studio now to help break it down, michael han lan, specialist in foreign policy. good morning, michael. thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> i have to say, the first question i have when these protests first started breaking out, seemed to be a very serious situation. then as they continue to go on and be a little bit sporadic, i wonder how much is authentic, related to the film, how much of it is just an excuse to protest america? >> i think it's a great question. it's also very important you emphasize correctly, but in a way a lot of people haven't, these protests are generally small. a number of them are nonviolent. today it's already midday sunday and mos
>>> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> president obama makes his case for four more years saying, quote, i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time now to look at the weather. >> gwen tolbart is in for tucker barnes this morning. >> i know this is wisdom's favorite day. he was saying friday eve yesterday. >> that's right. >> he is excited. >> closing it out. >> we'll close it out pretty good because we've got sunshine for you today. expected to be a dry day and it will be a hot one know. satellite-radar composite showing you not a whole lot going on right now. we have a few clouds and fog well to the west but other than that, things are looking really good out there. yesterday's highs, 84 degrees at reagan national airport. 86 at dulles and 85 at bwi thurgood marshall. 72 at d.c. 69 at baltimore. so another hot day. 90degrees is where we're headed. a southerly wind flow from five to 10 miles per hour. we'll have no shortage of sunshine today so looking good. i'll h
.1%. >>> president obama and mitt romney expected to call benjamin netanyahu today, who is in the united states right now. the president has been criticized for not meeting with the israeli prime minister. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton sat down with him, though, in new york. >>> mitt romney will focus on fund-raising tonight. he hopes to bring in $7.5 million for his campaign at two events in the boston area. romney spent yesterday campaigning in northern virginia. he met with veterans and their families in springfield. romney trails the president in virginia in recent polls. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you don't have a great opportunity with debates to talk about my vision, vision for the country. the president will talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take pla
with him. >> i accept your nominates for president of the united states -- nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: friday before leaving florida romney greeted supporters at a sendoff rally. >> the convtion was a magnificent and wonderful opportunity for us to share our message with the american people thanks in large measure to the folks here in florida and now we really do need you to get out there and get your friends to vote. >> rorter: the president meanwhile headed to el paso, texas, to speak to troops in what was billed as a noncampaign event to highlight the second anniversary of his decision to end u.s. combat in iraq. >> at the time i know some folks didn't believe me. they were skeptical. some thought the end of combat was just war games and semantics, but i meant what i said. >> reporter: but the vice presidential candidates were also in action. in richmond republican candidate paul ryan appeared with house gop leader eric cantor of virginia. >> i don't want to bore you by saying the same thing over again, but it bears repeating. if we stay on the
to marry michelle obama. i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. >> former president bill clinton there firing up the crowd at the democratic national convention as he throws his support behind president obama. good morning, everyone. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. before we get to the convention, let's talk about the weather situation. humid, hot, mosquitos. >> i thought it was going away. >> tucker won't on vacation and left me with this. >> what's up with that? >> mixed conditions into the course of the day. just a few isolated showers to areas of the west through front royal as you can see and a little bit just to the northeast. can't rule out an isolated shower before it is all said and done across the area. let's look at the weather maps. 79degrees in the nation's capital this hour. 73 at baltimore. 72 at culpeper and 72 at hagerstown. it will be a hot day today, folks so be prepared. yesterday's highs, we hit 90 at reagan national airport. expect it to be 90 degrees today. back to you. >> thank you. >>> to politics now. bill clinton fires up
to the rest of the world, no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of america. >> reporter: of the four americans killed in the attack in benghazi, three have been identified. family members say glenn doughtery, a former navy seal was working for a private security company was killed trying to protect the ambassador and other u.s. personnel. he was 42 years old. experts on libya think the attack came at the hands of an anti-american group intent on driving westerners out of the country. >> it looks like this was a pre- planned attack that was opportunistic from a jihad outfit that is anti-american and they took advantage of a demonstration outside of the consulate that was protesting the movie that slandered the prophet mohammed. >> reporter: officials in cairo said the demonstrations there have injured more than 200 people. and authorities in yemen said today four protestors were killed and 11 others injured, 24 security forces were also injured in the clashes at the embassy. shawn. >> paul wagner with the update. thank you. >> we're learning more about the u.s. ambassador
the history of 9/11. >> many of the kids we spoke to agree. >> the united states should have that in their curriculum because -- because everybody's affected by it. >> i think this should be taught in school because teens should have a right to know about this -- about what happened. >> the tribute center is packed with exhibits. it also runs special programs for students, as well as guided walking tours of the area. >> for mr. ielpi, the center is very personal. his son jonathan, a firefighter, died on 9/11. that's his helmet and coat, along with photos of comrades who gave their lives trying to save others. an important part of the tribute center is a look at what happened aft9/11. the center believes that through education comes understanding. that's why visitors are asked to share their thoughts. for more information on the 9/11 tribute center, follow the link on our website. >> mememorials in steel and stoe are only one of f the many wayse remember those who died in the attacks on tuesday, september 11, 2001. another lasting legacy is the creation of tuesday's children.
.s. embassy in cairo. the protests follow word of an anti-muslim movie made in the united states and as fox's ainsley earhart reports, they burned the consulate. >> reporter: this is the scene at the american consulate in libya on tuesday. officials say many there are angered over a film reportedly produced in the u.s. attacking islam's prophet mohammed. >> don't like to say something about their prophet. he is not osama bin laden. he is not anybody else. he is our prophet. he is the best. >> reporter: muslims find it offensive to depict mohammed in any fashion. a state department officer has been killed. another person suffering an injury to the hand. the rioters burning much of the build and looting some of its contents. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight. they will do such a situation. this is the situation because of the americans. they want to say something about our prophet. >> reporter: a similar scene is taking place within the muslim community in cairo, egypt. earlier in the day, protesters scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy and replaced an ame
. >> shooting for progress of the united states. >> president obama back out on the campaign trail today just hour after peeking at the democratic national convention. >> here at home, another deadly case of west nile virus. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> straight up 6:00 on this friday, september 7th. good morning, everyone. take live look over washington, de. temperatures in the 70s. a little bit of humidity still hanging around out there. we'll check in with gwen in just a little bit. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. we'll get to weather and traffic in just a moment. president obama addressed the democratic national convention. let's go live fox's nicole collins in charlotte with the latest for us. >> good morning. the president made the argument that he rescued the economy from disaster and that the recovery would be compromised for a republican ends up in the white house. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few ye
i did in a setting like that. >> when you're president of the united states, you are president of all the people. not just the people who voted for you. >> that tape was secretly recorded during a fund-raiser at a private home in boca raton. supporters payed $50,000 to attend. it came to light after an opposition researcher tracked down the person who shot and it broker the tape's release to the liberal magazine mother jones. the researcher is the grandson of former president jimmy carter. >>> there is a dramatic shift in the latest poll for the critical swing state of virginia. a new "washington post" survey out today shows president obama with a clear lead. the poll of more than 800 likely voters finds the president with an eight-point lead over mitt romney. the president is holding the campaign rally at the stadium in wood bridge. it is free but advance tickets are required. ticket pick-up began this morning at the stadium and at the president's campaign offices in wood bridge and manassas. a steady stream of people showed up for their chance to see the president on friday.
around. can elect mitt romney the next president of the united states, and we can get america back on track. >> there's one more stop, this time in louisiana to survey the damage from isaac. back to you. >> craig boswell reporting live. think for the update. >>> obama campaign workers preparing for an event in three doe got a surprise today, a visit from the romney campaign bus. it drove by the rally site, didn't stop. mitt romney will spend much of the week in new hampshire preparing for the upcoming presidential debate. paul ryan is in north carolina today and will be in iowa tomorrow and wednesday. >> the clean up continues for areas along the gulf coast devastated by hurricane isaac and although the number of homes without power has decreased drastically, about 7% of louisiana remains in the dark tonight. fox's casey steegle is in new orleans with the report. >> reporter: no rest for the weary for emergency and rescue crews on the ground in and around the city of new orleans as the cleanup for hurricane isaac continues. today president obama will be visiting the region. in fac
the united states into the longest war in our history. >> there are events today commemmorating the attacks in new york city and in southwest pennsylvania as well as at the pentagon. melanie alnwick has more on today's developments. >> reporter: after last euro's 10th anniversary, many people this year's commemmorations have reached a turning point, becoming less political and more personal. prayer services at washington national cathedral, remembrances in the city of leesburg and at the prince george's plaza community cent enter hyattsville as well as service projects on freedom plaza and more. forty lanterns lit up the night in shampgzville, pep pen. thousands gathered -- in shanksville, pennsylvania. thousands gathered to remember those who lost their lives taking down flight to d.c. leon pan eight also visited the shanksville memorial monday where he toured the wall of names. officials hope by 2014 they will finish a more complete remembrance space scientist commemmoration ceremony will be held at the 9-11 memorial at ground zero. for the first time, elected officials won't speak at the
the unite confirm -- united states confirmed the death of al-qaeda and yemen's number two leader. he and six other people in the car he was traveling in died on monday. al-shahiri spent six years in the military prison at guantanamo bay. >>> the two men running for president will take a rare break from the partisan back and forth today. both president obama and mitt romney agreed to take down their negative ads in honor of the 9/11 anniversary and neither will appear at any overtly political events. president obama will spend the day marking the occasion with events at the white house, the pentagon and walter reed. mr. romney will meet with members of the coast guard during a trip to reno, nevada. >>> closer to home now a congressional candidate from maryland has dropped out of the race after facing allegations of voter fraud. democrat wendy rosen was running for the first district house seat currently held by republican andy harris, but according to the state party rosen cast ballots in two states in the 2006 general election and the 2008 presidential primaries. her name will still be on th
takes place every two years and pits the united states against europe. this year's event takes place at the medinah country club. you can catch it tomorrow on nbc 4 starting at 9:00 a.m. >>> talks between the nhl owners and players union will continue today. the league cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule yesterday because of the ongoing lockout. the owner locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides couldn't agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. the capitals are scheduled to open their season october 12th at home, but that is looking more and more like it will be cancelled too. >> too bad. we need hockey. >> try to get it together soon. >>> it is now 4:54. coming up, controversy over the kennedy center honors. why some feel certain minority groups are being ignored. >>> first, though, the search for a stolen -- look at this guy. a stolen puppy. we'll tell you why the people who care for this animal worry he might be in danger. >>> welcome back at 4:57. a maryland animal shelter needs your help finding a stolen puppy. the animal resource foundation
. >>> thank for joining us tonight at 5:00. >> the news starts right now. >> this is fox 5 news. >>> united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> americans understand attack in libya. in the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, and three otherr americans dead following a vicious foattack on the u.s. consulate. word the assault was carefully planned. the president says whoever isoe behind it will be found
of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indy advisable, liberty and justice for all. >> she was critically wounded last year during a shooting spree in tucson. she resigned from congress to focus on her recovery. >>> the wife of republican presidential nominee mitt romney is rallying women in northern virginia later today. ann romney is coming to leesburg, holding an event called women for mitt. it kicks off around 11:45 this morning. it's expected to cause traffic problems in the area. >>> checking the other top stories now, the district is reporting its first death from west nile virus and health officials say a second person has been hospitalized. these are the first two cases reported in the district this year. maryland has seen 21 cases including one death. in virginia, there have been five cases, but no one has died. earlier this morning tony spoke with dr. ivan walks, the former director of the d.c. department of health. he explained what you need to look out for. >> three to 14 days you may see symptoms. the thing that lets us go
in the county or anywhere in the united states or elsewhere. >> dorm is hit in the head when the flash of the gun goes off. he spent nearly four months in jail as a result of the incident. taylor was indicted last month for allegedly lying about what happened. >>> another big story this morning could affect anyone who has an apple device such as an iphone or ipad. a hacker group says it stole personal information about owners from and fbi laptop. what does this mean for you. melanie a.m. wick has the details. >> that's right. we are getting more developments as the days go on fining out exactly where this information came from, who is responsible for it. apple itself has not commented on it. the group that says it did the hacking calls itself antisec or antisecurity and they say their mission is to steal and leak classified government information. we want to show you where this information first came out. they are loosely affiliated with the group anonymous and so they tweeted this out a couple of days ago and it just got bigger after that saying they had basically stolen all of these
to the earth. >> reporter: for the first time since the dawn of the space race the united states is reduced to hitching rides on russian spaceships to the international space station. with the 135th and final space shuttle mission 13 months ago the obama administration proposed for fiscal year 2012 a nasa budget of 14 billion, about half what was spent adjusted for inflation in the year of apollo 11. >> nasa has come to the time when they really do need to encourage private industry to start taking on the role. >> reporter: armstrong's few forays into the limelight in recent years were on nasa events and capitol hill where he deplored these funding decisions as embarrassing and unacceptable. >> if the leadership we have acquired through our investment is simply allowed to fadeaway, other nations will surely step in where we have faltered. i do not believe that would be in our best interests. >> reporter: in washington james rosen, fox news. >>> coming up the end is near for the nationals pitching ace. he was on the mound this afternoon in the series finale against the cardinals. lindsay m
in the united states. the government wants to make sure they get their money back. their track record is 0 cents on every dollar that goes into default if you find yourself falling behind on your loans, watch out because the government can seize your paycheck, your tax return. they really are going to get you. they are spending more and more money going after student borrowers who default to the tune of one and a half billion dollars last year. >> some borrowers probably don't realize they can go after all those things. that is what is on the line. >> exactly. >> all right. disturbing news. that is for sure. >> sorry. staggering numbers. >> see you tomorrow. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, with the election less than two months out now, every moment on the campaign trail counts. in one swing state over the weekend, president obama got a whole lot of love from one voter. find out why this big bear hug was not the only surprise. >>> and redskins fans are feeling the love for robert griffin iii this morning. dave ross is here to wrap up sunday's big win against the saints when fox 5 morni
was killed in june. >> that group wants that mass casualty attack in the united states. they are probably not capable of that. but it doesn't mean they aren't capable of lower threshold, lower casualty attacks that are frankly more difficult for us to prevent. >> as for continuing health threats, the government announced this week that some 50 types of cancer will be added to the list of illnesses covered by the fun that was set up to help 9/11 attack survivors and first responders. in washington, jennifer davis, fox news. >> i'll tell you what, i know today was 9/11, but just a beautiful, beautiful day. eerily similar to eleven years ago. >> i can't believe it has been eleven years. a good day of remembrance and a beautiful pattern that was continuing. going to be a couple changes as we go along in our seven-day forecast. as we get closer to the end of the week, we warm up, but no return to the 90s, that's for sure. tonight we're going to have another crisp one with temperatures thanks to this dry air falling well down into the 50s again and probably some refreshing 40s. so don't keep
with the united states to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel in their countries. a team of specially trained marines arrived in tripoli overnight. the fbi investigate ifs that rampage at the u.s. embassy in benghazi was an al-qaeda plot. >>> killed in the attack was u.s. particular chris stevens. a state department information officer, sean smith, also died. u.s. officials believe the fire bombing was i a targeted terrorist attack planned for september 11th and not part of a spontaneous protest like the others at the u.s. embassy in egypt where again in cairo there is rioting on the street all over an obscure anti-islam video produce bid a california film maker and posted on youtube. president obama has condemned the attacks and secretary of state hillary clinton said the libyan government was not involved. libya's ambassador spoke out strongly as well. >> this incident is tragic. ments a tragedy. we condemn it. we will do everything possible to protect the american people. the international community has been working in our country. >> reporter: ambassador chris stevens lived in che
. >>> a mile stone as the united states hands over control of bagram prison to the afghan government. u.s. officials normally gave control of thousands of taliban prisoners and terrorist suspects to the afghans this morning. but there is some disagreement between the u.s. and afghan authorities over their detentions. >>> days after congressman jesse jackson, jr. was released from the hospital, it is still unclear when he will return to work. jackson was released from minnesota's mayo clinic last week where he was being treated for bipolar disorder. the chicago democrat has been with his family in washington since his release and has declined interviews. his father told reporters saturday he didn't expect his sop to rush back to work any time soon. >>> prince harry could become the target of a taliban attack in afghanistan. that is according to multiple reports. the group is threatening to kill the british royal. today, a militia spokesperson said the taliban has a high value plan in place to attack the 27-year-old prince. meantime, prince harry is expected to start apache specific prepa
the united states against europe. the europeans won two years ago. this year's event takes place at the me dinah country club. the ryder cup continues this week epd, and you can catch it right here on nbc 4 tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. >>> hockey fans, you may have to wait a little longer to see action on the ice. the nhl cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule because of the ongoing lockout. the owners locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides could not agree on a collective bargaining agreement. talks between the nhl owners and players will continue today. the capitals are scheduled to open their season on october 12th at home. >>> the big apple is adding to its reputation. >> the world's biggest ferris wheel is being built on staten island. the $230 million attraction will be called the new york wheel. it will overlook the statue of liberty, new york harbor, and the downtown manhattan skyline. the wheel would have 36 capsules, capable of carrying 40 people each. the structure would swing higher than the single port flier, the london eye, and the high roller whe
house arrest for two decades. suu kyi will be in the united states for more than two weeks. she began her historic trip here by meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> still ahead, the comment that a man made about his kids that landed him behind bars. >>> school officials in one rhode island community are ending their traditional father-daughter dances and their mother-son ball games. the family events have been a tradition in crafton, rhode island. the superintendent said the events can no longer be gender specific because it violates the state gender discrimination law. more than nine years ago, some schools in the district created events to include the whole family. you know this is going to set off some interesting debate and conversation. >> yes. since you and i didn't talk about it ahead of time. i'm not going to voice my opinion because we might have different opinions. >> that's right. >> 11 minutes after the 5:00 hour. we do need to hear about the forecast ahead. tom kierein, much better than we got last night. >>> we have dried out overnight in the wake of the
allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> that is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords who took to the stage to lead the convention for the pledge of allegiance. it's been about a year and a half since a gunman shot her in the head during a campaign rally in tucson. >>> while mitt romney hits the trail in new hampshire, his wife an will be here in the commonwealth, hosting a rally called women for mitt at the twin oaks riding academy. >>> the southern california region woke up to shaking overnight after a small earthquake hit the beverly hills area around midnight. no injuries or damage reported. >>> not quite as small, a shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit southwestern china. authorities there say the tremor killed as many as 50 people and damaged 20,000 homes. >>> hurricane leslie is bearing down on the bahamas today. meanwhile, in the gulf of mexico, remnants of hurricane isaac could form into another storm. moist air left over from storms rarely turns into another tropical storm, but it does sometimes happen. >>> it could be a long way for a train on
just out of high school and he's walking across the united states. he calls this walk dude trek. i suppose only a teenager could do it. fox 5 caught up with him as he passed through his home state of maryland. >> reporter: with one change of clothes, a map on his belt, and the magic of music, this maryland kid is hitting the road. >> my name is jonah boyer. i'm 18 years old and i'm hiking the american discovery trail. >> reporter: walking along the long miles between delaware and san francisco. >> just over 5000. >> reporter: the reason? >> i wanted to do something. i wanted to have an adventurous moment in my life. >> reporter: jonas, from eldersburg in carroll county, when he graduated from high school in june, he decided to postpone college. >> my mom, her first instinct was just like, you're crazy. no, you're going to college. >> reporter: mom has come around a bit, and dude trek, as he calls it, started week ago. he gets a lot of questions. >> what are you doing? what are you doing? what is dude trek? why do you smell so bad? i've gone three days without a shower so far. >> it
, no word on a suspect or a motive. >>> mosquitos are killing more people now in the united states. new numbers from the cdc show the number of cases of west nile virus shot up 25% in the past week to nearly 2,000. 87 people have died from the infection this year. texas has been the hardest hit but no new cases were reported in the district, maryland or virginia. >>> hurricane isaac is long gone, but strong waved stirred up tar balls that were left over from the massive bp oil spill in 2010 forcing beaches in louisiana to close this morning. the tar balls are showing up in parts of the gulf coast that previously appeared to be clean. >>> we have some sad news to report this morning from the world of sports. former baltimore ravens owner art modell has died. his son david says he passed away at 4 a.m. at johns hopkins hospital this morning. modell had been hospitalized for organ failure. he bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the teambaltimore in 1996 -- team to baltimore in 1996. this is the front page of the ravens' website this morning with a tribute to modell. his son was a
in the united states with two dozen more killed in the caribbean. >>> the president will be in saint john the baptist parish to see recovery efforts firsthand. homeland security was in louisiana and mississippi yesterday. and republican presidential nominee mitt romney visited areas of louisiana last friday. >>> to down south comes in the middle of a campaign blitz. democratic delegates are gathering in the tar heel state. nicole continues our coverage live in charlotte inside the time warner cable arena. good morning. i see you are inside now ready to go. >> reporter: yes. we're inside here. it's pretty quiet out there. we're expecting about 6,000 delegates to start taking these seats tomorrow. i can show you the floor here. it's pretty quiet. but you can see the areas where each of these states will have the delegates sit. the media is getting ready and setting up. we're reporting on this before the convention starts tomorrow. security here very tight. we're at time warner cable arena. but thursday, president obama will accept the nomination in a different venue at the bank of america s
. that can be from another state in the united states or from other countries. so when you see a butterfly that's from costa rica, it is actually from costa rica and it's come here on a plane as a chrysalis. >> reporter: the average life- span of a butterfly is two weeks? >> yes. >> reporter: one of the things you do is release the butterflies? >> these imported species are kept in a separate room to protect -- to make sure that no parasites or diseases or anything comes -- if it comes with them, it's going to stay in that room and we candice infect. any butterfly that emerges from its chrysalis gets put into a transport cage and brought into the exhibit and hopefully they will warm up here. they were just flying around just a minute ago. >> reporter: it's chilly for them, too. they like warmer weather. >> it is. but we'll get them going. >> so gentle. look at that. >> usually they just want to get out and get going. >> there they go. there goes a nice brown tiger. >> reporter: on any given day how many different species will you have here? >> any from 30 to 80. it depends on the time of
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